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Active Archaeology Group Meetings

The group runs a series of indoor evening meetings during the Autumn and Winter months. These are held at the Bucks County Museum in Church Street, Aylesbury, on weekday evenings starting at 7.30pm. Entrance is from the footpath alongside St Mary's Churchyard.

2018
Tuesday 18 September
7.30pm
Military heritage
– speaker: Gary Marshall, National Trust Archaeologist for the South-East of England

Identifying military events in the archaeological record.
Tuesday 16 October
7.30pm
Archaeology from maps
– a practical session led by Sandy Kidd of Historic England

Learn how to read local history and archaeology from modern maps and old maps.
Tuesday 20 November
7.30pm
Four thousand years of lathe-turning in archaeology
– speaker: Stuart King

Examining the evidence that wood-turning is an ancient skill in the Buckinghamshire Chilterns.
Tuesday 18 December
7.30pm
Christmas Party and the AAG annual round-up of the year's activities
– with presentations by AAG members

2019
Tuesday 15 January
7.30pm
Archaeology north of the Cairngorms
– speaker: Doug Stuckey

Summer volunteering on an archaeological site in Scotland.
Tuesday 19 February
7.30pm
Experimental archaeology
– Jennifer Foster

Discovering the past by recreating it today.
Tuesday 19 March
7.30pm
Pottering about with the Romans
– a practical session led by Jill Eyers

Learn how to identify Roman pottery.
Tuesday 16 April
7.30pm
Archaeology of timber-framed buildings
– speaker: Trevor Ottlewski

What old buildings (‘standing archaeology’) can tell us about their history.
Tuesday 14 May
7.30pm
Subject and speaker to be announced.

The meetings are free and all are welcomed. We do ask a £1 donation for tea, coffee and biscuits at half-time.

•  If you would like to know more about other Active Archaeology Group activities:
see the group's latest Information Sheet,
check the group's web log,
or eMail us atbucksasaag@gmail.com for further information.